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TUCKER, Albert et al.

The Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition 1941

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Melbourne : the Society, 1941. Third annual exhibition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (by Morrison), 8pp. (with additional sheet of deletions and additions tipped-on to the first leaf), foreword, catalogue of exhibits.

Catalogue of 310 items, most of them priced, arranged in alphabetical order (New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria). Artists include Gordon Andrews, Dorrit Black, Lina Bryans, Noal (sic) Counahan, William Dobell, Rah Fizelle, Donald Friend, James Gleeson, Sali Herman, Sidney Nolan, Vic O’Connor, Desiderius Orban, Carl Plate, Eric Thake, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester and others.

Includes many paintings critical to the early development of Australian modernism, including Vassilieff’s Fitzroy series, early surrealist works by Gleeson, and Sidney Nolan’s Luna Park, Woman in Chair, Woman and Tree and Girl.

A rare and important foundation catalogue for Australian modernism.